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The Biggest Musang King Tree in Malaysia

Updated: Jan 29, 2019

In 1986, Fook Gor, (福哥) as he is affectionately called in catonese, discovered a great tasting durian along Gua Musang.

The flesh was thick and creamy, the taste was captivating. The sweetness was met with a sharp bitterness. It was an unforgettable experience.

Fook Gor loved it so much that he took home some seeds and started cultivating them on a piece of land that he owned.

Musang King tree
Possibly the oldest Musang King Tree in Malaysia

To date, this tree is 32 years old and is still bearing fruits. Each season, it can produce up to 200 Mao Shan Wang durians.

Because it is regularly pruned, the durian quality from this tree is superb.

Mao Shan Wang Tree
Circumference 2.9m , Height 30m and still growing

The Malaysian Agriculture Ministry (MOA) have sent a team of officials to document the size of this tree.

With a circumference of 2.9m and a height of over 30 meters, this tree is possibly the oldest Mao Shan Wang tree in Malaysia.

After this tree bore its first fruit, the texture and fruit quality is so supreme that Fook Gor decided to cultivate more of this cultivar of durians.

And because the first durian was gotten from Gua Musang, Fook Gor coined the term Mao Shan Wang, apparently because of the large population of Civet cats in Gua Musang.

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